[With Valentine’s Day (everyone seems to have forgotten that he was Saint Valentine) everyone’s thoughts seem to turn to romantic notions of love. At schools kids commonly send roses to each other. At our school the roses are usually plastic. Does this mean that fake love lasts a long time?

Seriously, what is real love? What about those people who don’t get roses and messages? That’s what this poem is about. ]

This Valentine’s Day my heart beats for you
You are dear, you are special
And it’s true:
I have lived for you.

This Valentine’s Day my arms enfold you
You are so dear; you are so special
And it’s true
I’ve made roses just for you

This Valentine’s Day my love’s stretched out for you
You are so very dear; you are so very special
And it’s absolutely true:
I died and rose for you.

John 3:16-7   For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.   For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its saviour.

Luke 12:6 -7  “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one sparrow is forgotten by God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth much more than many sparrows!”

That’s REAL love.  That’s God’s Valentine to you. YOU are special, and He loved you so much, He died two thousand years before your birth.